Erik Shilling
erikshilling
News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.
9/5/19
11:45 AM
2

Awesome article Erik. I always enjoyed the show and the guys behind it. This only reinforces that. Thank you.

9/5/19
10:33 AM
2

Thanks for this. I loved the show. It was my “drive to go mountain biking” entertainment for years and years.

9/4/19
2:42 PM
3

Hmm. . . This quote may explain almost everything about David Tracy.

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9/4/19
2:01 PM
8

Erik this might be my favorite piece of yours yet. Thanks for writing it.

My pops listened to this and all the public radio shows in the 90s and beyond. Though I hated PHC (and still do), Car Talk has a special place in my heart. And This American Life is still going!

9/4/19
1:13 PM
72

“The show’s most frequent listener these days might in fact be Ray himself. He said he still listens to the show “all the time,” mostly to hear his brother’s voice and remind himself about times they had together. To remind himself of the jokes they shared. To remind himself of the good times.”

Thanks Erik, I didn’t

9/4/19
12:56 PM
224

I never really “got” Car Talk as a kid, much to the surprise of the adults in my life. I was a little car nut from Massachusetts, after all. And my dad loved it. But this story closes a lot of loops for me.

8/12/19
9:08 AM
2

Like you, still listening to a steady regimen of DB. Still unbelievably sad.

8/8/19
8:57 AM
5

Not really having a good time this morning, his passing was some rough news to take in.

8/6/19
2:17 PM
21

I submit to you that the actual greatest try ever didn’t even come in a rugby match, and ended with the Stanford band on the field.

7/31/19
10:07 AM
27

5th Gear: As a loan officer in an indirect lending department at a credit union, my experience has been that a large number of dealers don’t give a shit whether the info they’re getting from customers is true, because once they find an institution willing to finance the sale and the dealership gets their check then

7/31/19
9:49 AM
53

On this day in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts road the lunar rover for the first time. It was an electric car, of course.

7/10/19
9:47 AM
6

Do you ever listen to all of an artist’s studio albums in chronological order? I'm fortunate to have a job where I can listen to music for most of the day, so I do that sometimes. As a starting point for Metallica, this album is great because it has this raw, unrefined quality to it, and the songwriting is mostly

5/24/19
10:41 PM
78

they tried to track where the lsd came from, but they ended up tracking gentrification instead. 

3/25/19
4:26 PM
67

an entire article and you never mentioned the worse part of touch screens?